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Quixotic Quiche

Another food box, another week…a marvelous week that is, for my culinary skills. I made my first quiche from scratch, dabbling into my French heritage. I had to use up some broccoli, leeks and mushrooms, so I just did a recipe search in goggle with those three guys and up popped an easy quiche recipe click here 

Gluten free crust:

1. 1.5 cups of gluten free flour with Xantham gum (bobs red mill or bulk barn)

2. ½ cup of cold fat (organic butter or coconut oil)

3. pinch of salt

4. 1 tsp of ice cold water if necessarry

Add all ingredients together (only use the water if it’s too dry after a good pounding). It’s easiest to mix ‘em up in a food processor. I just used my hands until it became nice and doughy and that worked just fine. Then roll it out and plop into a pie pan. It may break up while you try to do this, in that case just press in into the contour of the pan. Chill for 1 hour before pre-baking for 10 minutes on 400 degrees, remove, add the filing and the bake again.

Quiche filling:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 leek
8 mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 broccoli crown
2 stems of fresh rosemary (note the rosemary bush in the picture aboutve :)
3 eggs
1 ¼ cups unsweetened almond milk
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Raw organic cheddar cheese (optional)

Chop up the leeks and mince the garlic, saute them in the olive oil in a frying pan over the stove. After 5 minutes add in the broccoli, mushroom and rosemary, cook for 10 minutes. Place in the pre-baked pie crust. In a separate bowl mix up the eggs, almond milk, salt and pepper. Pour into the pie and top with the cheese. Bake in the oven on 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Spicey spotlight ROSEMARY:

Rosemary is known to have memory enhancing properties as an essential oil. Get out that diffuser for your next round of midterms! Medically it has components shown to decrease the risk of stroke and alzheimer’s, heart disease and inflammation. In Ayurvedic medicine it’s known as a pungent spice that eases menstruation, headaches, harmonizes the heart and emotions. Interestingly enough, historically it’s been used as a symbol for remembrance during weddings and funerals.